While we were visiting the Collector’s Edge in Golden Colorado we got the chance to see their many flats of FAKE MINERALS that they had pulled out of collections over the years.
Here are some pictures of fake minerals from their collection…can you spot the fakeness?
Here are all three of the minerals…
Quartz with Garnets…
Cerussite with Malachite
Calcite on Basalt from India
Well, the Garnets are glued on and surrounded by some glued on mica, used to hide the glue marks!
The Cerussite is glued on as well, surrounded by a dusting of Malachite around the glued edges!
The Calcite was cut off and glued onto the matrix.
But all three of them look normal, don’t they?